I’ve been watching a few old episodes of [[Doctor Who (TV Series)|Doctor Who]] lately, and it soon becomes clear that the special effects budgets of the older series led to some truly pathetic monsters.
But as you can see from above, the Russel T Davies era of Who had its fair share of turkeys as well – the Slitheen were the flatulent, murderous, green freaks who disguised themselves as human in order to take of the world (what else?).
Which brings me to the point of this post – the SPACECAST blog has their own list of the worst conceived monsters in Doctor Who. And even the Davies era get included – with the Slitheen making an appearance and that ghastly scribble monster that attacks [[Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)|Rose]] and [[The Doctor (Doctor Who)|The Doctor]] in Fear Her.
There are also a handful of obscure, original series beasties that are noteworthy. The only downside with the post is that there aren’t any illustrations. All the same, a bit of diligent Googling should unearth some low-budget horrors! And it’s a great discussion point – what are the Doctor Who monsters that you’ve hated (old or new series)?